2 out of 10
At the school
"Why medical school and not graduate school in the computational sciences?"
"Tell me about a good book that you've read recently."
"A question specific to my research (what do you think are the pitfalls associated with such a theoretical/computational approach to protein folding?)"
"Same as above"
"SDN; reviewed my amcas and secondary"
"The med school campus is beautiful. They have a new cross-disciplinary research center right next to the main medical school building. Incredible financial aid and research funding opportunities. They operate on a true pass/fail system, and their Scholarly Concentrations system seemed very flexible. During the lecture that I sat through, the students convinced the instructor to give them 12 days for their take-home final instead of 1 day like he had originally intended."
"It was fifty-five degrees on the day of the interview, and some Stanford students felt the need to wear ear-muffs."
"Just what a great school this is. I had my two interviews at 9am and 10am, and I would have been much better equipped to answer "why Stanford?" at the end of the day."
"The admissions staff went out of its way to be friendly and hospitable. A small group of interviewees (5) made the entire event very comfortable. They paired me with a faculty interviewer from my home city (Chicago) and with a student interviewer in the MD/PhD program (I had indicated on my application my desire to be a research MD). It seemed like this was the only school where I had interviewers that really understood my research. Due to my interview schedule, I missed the main financial aid and curriculum presentations, but they arranged for me to receive one-on-one presentations from each counselor."